Architectural and Urban Heritage Conservation
Modern Architecture and Urbanism
Colonial Architecture and Urbanism
Ph.D. Architect and Urban Planner, Associate Professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University since 2016. Former Visiting Professor at the same University from 2013 to 2015. Previously Associate Researcher at the University of Seville (2016), he has also been a professor at the University of Seville (2002-2015), Universidad San Pablo - CEU (2008), Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (2007), and Texas Tech University (2005). He has been invited as a guest critic and lecturer at the University of Cuenca (2015), Newcastle University (2014), University Santo Tomas (2014), Illinois Institute of Technology (2013), Universidad Europea de Madrid (2006), Southern California Institute of Architecture – SCI-Arc (2005), and Leibniz Universität Hannover (2004).
As an expert in contemporary heritage, Prof. Gonzalez Martinez is the drafter of the Spanish National Plan of 20th Century Heritage for the Spanish Institute of Cultural Heritage, and member of the Advisory Board for the same Plan. He is member of the Registers Committee of the Iberian Docomomo Foundation. He is a member of the GAMUC Research Team, currently studying Spanish colonial architecture and urbanism in Morocco, the Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea. He has been the Director of the Conference ‘Neighborhoods, Cities and Towns of the 20th Century’ in 2017, and also the Director of the 8th Iberian Docomomo Conference in 2013. He has been project manager of architectural heritage documentation for the Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage, for which he coordinated the Register of 20th Century Architectural Heritage in Andalusia.
Prof. Gonzalez Martinez also ran his own office in Spain, Buro 4 Architects, successfully developing architectural and urban design, urban planning and heritage consultancy. His work has been awarded, published and exhibited in domestic and international forums and media.
Grants and Awards
1. Best Doctoral Thesis Award, University of Seville, 2010.
2. Selected work ‘Laboratorio Q, places of urban creativity, Seville 1996-2012’ (with A. Alanís, M. Carrascal, P. Sendra), for the exhibition Uneven Growth, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art of New York, 2015
3. Honorable mention, Research Prize of the 9th International Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism BIAU for the project Urban attributes (with C. Garcia, M. Pelegrin, F. Perez), 2014.
4. Second prize, Europan 7 International Competition (with JL Sainz-Pardo, I. Garcia, M. Chaves, V. Patrono), 2003.
Heritage Management and Legislation
Architectural Design Studio
Prof. Gonzalez Martinez is currently Editor of the Built Heritage journal, published by Tongji University. He has authored more than 70 publications, including books, book chapters, articles and book reviews; among which are:
1. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P. In Light of Hilberseimer: The Genesis and Legacy of The New City. Seville: Vibok Works, 2015. ISBN: 978-84-939058-6-6
2. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P. A la luz de Hilberseimer: La genesis y el legado de The New City. Seville: Vibok Works, 2015 (2nd Edition, 2016). ISBN: 978-84-941464-4-2
3. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P. (Ed.). Factories of Knowledge. The Architectural Heritage of the University of Seville. Seville: University of Seville, 2014. ISBN: 978-84-472-1564-5
4. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P. (Ed.). 100 years of Architecture in Andalusia. Seville: Andalusian Institute of Historic Heritage, 2012. ISBN: 978-849959-111-7
5. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P., GARCIA VAZQUEZ, C. Glossary of urban attributes. Seville: Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art, 2006. www.atributosurbanos.es
1. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P. ‘Urban renovation and commodification in Beijing and Shanghai: the case studies of Guozijian and Hongkou Creek’, in WANG, Y.W. (Ed.). Heritage Conservation in Modern China: Purpose, Approaches and Conflicts. Oxford: Routledge, 2017 (forthcoming).
2. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P. ‘Challenges to the appropiation of the Modern Movement in Spain’, in: GARCÍA BRAÑA, C. et al. (Eds.). The Modern Movement Architecture in Spain. DOCOMOMO Ibérico Register, 1925-1965. Barcelona: Iberian Docomomo Foundation and Caja de Arquitectos Foundation, 2017 (forthcoming)
3. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P.; PEREZ ESCOLANO, V. ‘20th Century Heritage in Spain: Recovery and Intervention’, in GRAF, F.; GRIGNOLO, R.; MAGNANO LAMPUGNANI, V; REICHLIN, B. (Eds.) Critical Encyclopedia for the use and restoration of 20th Century Architecture. Bern: Swiss University Conference, 2017 (forthcoming)
4. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P.; CARRASCAL, M.; MEMBA, L.; MUCHADA, A.; RABASCO, P.; SENDRA, P. ‘Crossed colonization. Housing development in urban peripheries. The Hispanic-African colonial territories (1912-1976-2013)’, in NUNES, Carlos (editor). Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa. Colonial and Post-colonial Planning Cultures. Oxford: Routledge, 2015, pp.180-200. ISBN 9780415632294
5. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P., GARCIA VAZQUEZ, C. ‘The production of new architecture in Seville and its relationship with the landscape’, in Historic Urban Landscape Guide of Seville. Seville: Andalusian Institute of Historic Heritage, 2015.
1. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P. ‘Authenticity as a challenge in the transformation of Beijing's urban heritage: the commercial gentrification of the Guozijian historic area’, Cities. The International Journal of Urban Policy and City Planning 59, November 2016, pp. 48–56. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2016.05.026
2. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P. ‘Towards a new modernity. Thermodynamics and avant-garde in Ábalos and Sentkiewicz architecture’, in Urbanism and Architecture 5, 2015. ISSN: 1673-0232
3. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P. ‘Beyond the modern movement. Further dimensions of modernization in Andalusia, through the Register of Contemporary Architecture in Andalusia’, in Patrimonio Cultural de España 10, 2015. ISSN: 2386-6586
4. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P.; ALANIS, A.; CARRASCAL, M.; P.; SENDRA, P. ‘A map of urban narratives, Laboratorio Q: a place for urban creativity’, in Dearq. Revista de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Los Andes 19, 2015, pp.44-59. ISSN: 2011-3188
5. GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, P. ‘Ludwig Hilberseimer at the Illinois Institute of Technology: Architectural Education, Organic Democracy and Colonization’, Docomomo International Journal 49 – 2013/2, pp.34-39. ISSN: 1380/3204
Published design work:
1. ‘Flora Tristán Residence Refurbishment / José Luis Sainz-Pardo + Plácido González + Miguel Ángel Chaves’ 23 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. http://www.archdaily.com/?p=598070
2. ‘Flora Tristán University dorm’, in 37º23’N 5º59’W. Sevilla Contemporánea Arquitectura 2000-2010 / Seville Contemporary Architecture Guide 2000-2010. Seville: Áccesit; Lugadero; Pipo, 2011, p.163. ISBN: 9788493917500
3. ‘Izola, Slovenia’, in VLAY, B., RAJAKOVIC, P., STUDEN, M. (Eds.). European Urbanity. Europan 7 and 8. Austria and Slovenia. Wien: Springer Verlag, 2007, pp.160-165. ISBN: 978-3-21147605-5
4. ‘Suburban challenge. Urban Intensity and Housing Diversity’, in MONACO, A. (Ed.) Organico / razionale. Nuovi Paesaggi. Roma: Gangemi Editore, 2007, p.48. ISBN: 978-88-492-1315-7
5. ‘K31 – Museum Tadeusz Kantor’, Architecture Art of the Future. MBA International Biennale of Architecture. Kraków: Stowarzyszenie Architektow + Polkich, 2004, p.31.